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|Thinkpad E420s:The Latest High-tech Notebook , Carbon Firber Series Computers Articles | May 11, 2011
The experts advise that after using laptop computers for 20 to 30 minutes, you should take a short break, to avoid the eyes, neck and wrist sustained tension. The human experts from Cornell University also pointed out that the laptop is only suitable for occasional use.
In 1992, IBM launched the classic notebook computer, ThinkPad series. Till now, it?s been nearly twenty years since it was born, which is still the popular items among many consumer products. Quality, is an important factor of the success of ThinkPad Series, and stable, secure experience for user make it become the advanced notebook, along with excellent workmanship and selective material, which trully is the symbol of your status.
January 2010, ThinkPad launched a brand-new series ? Edge. After one year of development, Edge Series is not becoming the marginal-products, but the mainstream ThinkPad series products at an affordable price, and were favorably reviewed by business users and home users due to its home design and excellent laptop accessories.
What?s more, in 2011, the launch of Intel?s Sandy Bridge platform make the notebook market enter into a new era, Edge series keep its space with time, also introduced a new product based on the platform at the very first time. However we all think the new products are always upgraded in hardware most time, and ThinkPad give us a surprise: In addition the hardware configuration equipped with a new platform of the new Edge series, its appearance also have a lot of change. High-grade carbon fiber with slot-loading CD drive that usually only used as the elements of a high-end laptop, is applied to the new Edge notebook. Meantime its market price is also very different from that a year ago.
Although there is not much difference in shape between Edge and the previous generation of products, E420s has fine design and refine materials, compared with the previous generation, b101aw03 screen,? which is my first impression, and also the most profound impression.
The roof of E420s part is? made of dark green carbon fiber material, which feels very delicate, and there were inlay ?Lenovo? and ?ThinkPad? logo at the bottom, both left corner and lower right corner, surrounded by shiny metals together. With the long standby time, at least it reaches 7 hours, due to the strong battery, unlike?toshiba pa3467u-1aca AC adapter. The overall design looks? fairly stately, not rigid. For more such information, you can check here:www.hootoo.
Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation and innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation. From this simple definition, it is clear that certain cultural characteristics ought to be prevalent if creativity and innovation are to be maximised. And maximisation of these ought to be a priority for senior leaders, as those organisations that take them seriously, tend to be leaders in their field, tend to maintain their leadership position longer and are quicker to bounce back when competitors leap frog.
There are many blocks that prevent expression of problems and hinder idea generation. Some solutions include:
a) An environment of psychological safety and freedom ? accepting an individual as unconditioned worth; recognising that the individual is capable of producing but that their value is not based on producing; understanding empathetically; understanding the individual from their point of feeling and view (Vernon, 1970).
b) Tolerance of failure ? Accepting that many ideas will fail before one worthwhile one will surface and reach commercialisation; recognising that there are benefits to failure, such as competency expansion ? Blade Runner was initially a commercial failure yet Ridley Scott went on to make some very successful movies. The Economist (2003) states that 3000 bright ideas result in 100 worthwhile projects, which are winnowed down to four development programmes. And four such development programmes are required to stand any chance of getting one winner.
Though senior leaders pay lip service to the above, the reality is often much different. Below are some easy and simple tests to gauge how well your organisation is performing in practice.
a) Employee interviews. Are interviewees expected to conform to the prevalent norm of not contradicting the interviewer? If they do so, are they less likely to be selected? Interviewees who throw up many ideas and challenge existing methodologies at this stage are more likely to be expressive when they find problems in an organisation and more likely to bring them to the attention of decision makers. They are also more likely to persuade others to do the same. Thought leaders are good drivers of change and prevent complacency ? though as a result it is not unusual to find that they cause friction with senior leaders who for some reason or other may be resistant to change. Remember, today's thought leaders can easily become tomorrow's established bureaucracy.
b) Personality conflicts are quite normal within organisations. Some theories argue that all interactions on some level are conflict based. But are junior people penalised when they conflict with senior people? Even if the senior person is in the wrong, do they get their way for the sake of preserving the existing order, structure and processes? Is the junior person made to feel that his or her behaviour needs to be monitored under threat of some sort of negative result or punishment? This is i) contradictory to an environment of psychological safety and freedom and results in suppression, not expression, of problem identification and idea.